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REDUX: Scarcity vs. Ubiquity: The Rise And Fall Of Synthpop [part 3]

July 1, 2015 With UK technopop experiencing a meteoric rise in the years 1979-80, the next year was a watershed for the sound. Big changes were underfoot. OMD dropped their third album and it was filled with experimental elements like … Continue reading

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REDUX: The Great Vinyl Purge Ca. 1985

January 17, 2014 I saw the first trickle of import CDs reach Central Florida some time in late 1982-early 1983. The first titles were incredibly conservative; your top selling Phil Collins-type titles. Nothing to see here. But by the point … Continue reading

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Want List: Ultravox “Three-Into-One” Gets The Rubellan Remasters Analog Love

I’ve known about this for many months and today is the day when pre-order begins. We’ve seen the growth and accomplishments of Rubellan Remasters over the last few years with passion projects making it to the CD format. The label … Continue reading

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Ultravoxless: Voiceless “Vienna” Still Delights

Ultravox: Vienna [Steven Wilson Remix + Instrumental] – UK – 2xCD [2021] Disc One: “Vienna” [Steven Wilson Remix] Astradyne New Europeans Private Lives Passing Strangers Sleepwalk Mr. X Western Promise Vienna All Stood Still Disc Two: “Vienna” [Steven Wilson Instrumental … Continue reading

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Record Store Day 2021 – Drop 2: “They Keep Pulling Me Back In!”

We have looked askance at the feeding frenzy by design which was the thrust of RSD by a few years after its origins. For me, most everything I wanted was in the UK edition in any case, so it was … Continue reading

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The “1980 Tour: The Finale” Captured Peak Midge Ure [Part 2]

[continued from last post…] I immediately noted how synth player Joseph O’Keefe held back the tempo of the piano intro to “Private Lives” to prolong the timing of the throwback intro for maximum impact. which made his pitch bending on … Continue reading

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The “1980 Tour: The Finale” Captured Peak Midge Ure [Part 1]

I have to say that one of the benefits of the Covid-19 lockdown and lack of live concerts were the streaming solutions that popped up to sate the market demand. While viewing a concert on streaming was a distant second … Continue reading

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